Ruhstaller Hop Sac First Leaf California Wet Hop Ale (2013)
This one is special. There will never be another one like it. Bottled within is the first result of hundreds of hours of hard, backbreaking work by my family and friends, family members that consistently exceeded my expectations, friends, some new, some old, equally committed. Hand in hand together we tended to the little* hop yard that could. In a season when the dust mites were a persistent threat, decimating some other local hop yards, and an unusually dry winter made planting our rhizomes precarious, this farm and yard at exit 69 off I-80 proved what the Sacramento Valley is made of . . . showing why, when quality, not yield, was the measure of a successful hop yard, we were the largest hop growing region in the world! From our hands into yours. Enjoy! Jan-Erik Paino, Founder
American Pale Ale
American Pale Ales are light in color, ranging from golden to a light copper color. The style of this beer is defined by the American hops used. American hops typically have high bitterness and aroma.This is a perfect beer for big fare like grilled burgers or combination pizzas, as well as lighter fare like sushi and green salads.